Uh, we don't have the means to help Haiti. In case you haven't noticed, we're knee deep in crap here.
Don't get me wrong, I love this country. I don't think we're the wealthiest, I think that's China. We owe over ten trillion dollars to lots of other countries, but the bulk of it is to Communist China. So if wealth is measured by debt, then I'm sure we're the wealthiest. Millions of people HERE are losing their homes, income, livelihoods, etc. every day (not in the same fashion as in Haiti, but I digress). Many families are homeless due to our economy's descent into the toilet. Why can't we text someone and give relief to needy families in America, or families on the cusp of losing their homes?
Like I said, I'm not saying we should withhold help to Haiti. I am just saying that there are just as many millions here who need aid as there are in other countries. How could that 100 million be better spent? Like I said in my above post, we don't have to shoulder all the rescuing, especially when we're knee deep in shit here and no one is coming to our aid.
Which other countries are pouring resources into helping Haiti? If there are any, I don't know of them, so please tell me, because I am interested.
Though, it ain't just Haiti, my friend. There are lots of other countries in the world right now that have problems (both environmental, catastrophic, and leadership wise), but it's just that Haiti is the new Darfur, the country that it's currently hip to care about because it's a disaster and it's still fresh in our minds (since it's all over the news), meanwhile millions in our own backyard don't have homes, healthcare, food, clothes, etc.
As I have said, my thoughts and prayers go with them. I sincerely hope nothing but the best for them, and if my church decides to do a missions trip there to help, then I will help my church any way I can. Though, my ten dollars? No, that's going toward helping feed needy children HERE. Why would you go mow everyone else's lawn until you're out of gas when yours is the one that needs mowing?
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